Thursday, July 31, 2014

Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain

This product is great, it is like a weird hybrid between a lipstick and a gloss. It goes on thick and with shine when you initially put it on. Although it is thick their is no stickiness that you get with a gloss, although it still looks like one. You will get about 2 hours of the lipstick/lipgloss look till you are just left with the stain. I am not a huge fan of the stain that is left behind, it fades strange. After a couple hours I end up looking like I lined my lips and forgot to do anything else.
Cannes Crush
Barcelona Nights
Barcelona Nights has more of a berry undertone than Cannes Crush which is very pink.
Parisian Passion
Parisian Passion was a little hard to put on; it got a little patchy, and it took a little working with but once it was on it looked great!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Foundation That is Better for Your Skin

When looking for a foundation, something we take for granted is the long term affect on our skin. Foundation with oil in it can end up clogging your pores and causing acne and other problems. A foundation without oil is non comedogenic, or not tending to clog pores. As someone with sensitive skin it is really important for me to make sure the foundation and concealer that I use is non comedogenic, otherwise, well... bad things happen. I noticed a vast improvement in my skin when switching to Tarte's Amazonian clay foundation from a drugstore one with oil in it. So if you feel like no matter how you change up your skin care routine, you are still having skin problems, check your makeup.

Here are some of my suggestions for an oil free foundation

Left to right; Tarte Amazonian Clay, Rimmel Clean Fresh, Jouer Matte Moisture Tint,
Neutrogena Skin Clearing
Images taken from Sephora/walgreens

Stila Natural Finish, Nars Sheer Glow
Images taken from Sephora

Monday, July 28, 2014

Topshop's Glow Highlighter in Polish

While browsing Topshops website, I finally caved in and bought some of their makeup. I have heard such good things about it; and I really couldn't resist the packaging anymore, it's too cute. I bought the Glow highlighter in Polish, I wasn’t sure what to expect but I am really pleased with it!

The glow highlighter is a yellow/golden-based cream highlighter with an iridescent sheen. I take my ring finger and just lightly dab it on my cheekbones and cupids bow, a little goes a long way with this product. And it does give me this dewy gleam without going overboard. This is a perfect no fuss highlighter for summer.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

DiorShow Black Out Mascara

Initially I was very disappointed in this product. While very black like the name says it is has a lot of extra product on the wand.

Unless I want really clumped together lashes I have to scrape off the excess on the side of the tube. I don’t feel like I have the time to make sure I have taken enough product off of the wand to avoid lash clumping. If I do take the time, I really like how the mascara looks. Once I had the mascara for a couple weeks it dried out a bit and the clumping problem was gone! I didn't have to scrape off excess product and it worked great. I won't be buying this product again, I feel like for the money, I shouldn't have to wait weeks for the product to dry out to get what I want. ($25 for .33oz)
Bare lashes                     DiorShow Blackout

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Soap and Glory's Sexy Mother Pucker in Fuchsia-Ristic

Almost the name alone convinced me to buy it. This vibrant pink is perfect for summer and I love the glossy finish. The product isn’t sticky unlike other glosses; it has an opaque pink color that is just great for this time of year; and also gives the illusion of fuller lips. I wish the wear on this product was a little longer, but after an hour or two once the glossy finish fades and it leaves a nice pink stain behind.  

Even thought this product is more expensive than a drug store lip gloss I think it pays off with color and consistency. 
Bare Lips


I really wish we had more Soap and Glory products in the US; because the British beauty bloggers seem to rave about their One Heck of a Blotter powder or their concealer, which I would love to get my hands on. (glossy stain $18 for .09oz 3 colors available)

Friday, July 25, 2014

Dior Addict Lip Glow

I love a good tinted lip balm and this is one of the best! This product is supposed to create your perfect pink by reacting with the chemistry of your lips. And it truly does. Not only will you have the perfect pink pout; your lips will be nourished by mango butter and protected by SPF 15. This is my go to lip product, and wish they would bring back the coral shade so I can get one more! The pictures just don't do it justice, it is slightly brighter in person. ($32 for .12oz)

With the Lip Glow                                 Natural lips

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Kat Von D's Tattoo Liner in Trooper

Kat Von D’s Tattoo Liner in Trooper kinda kicks some ass. Seriously though, it is super black and doesn’t budge, and this is coming from a girl with oily eyelids. This is what I expect from a company when they call their liner; a tattoo liner. It doesn’t set completely matte, but it doesn’t have that sheen that some other black liners will give you.

This isn't your momma's liner, because this allows for a seriously bad ass flick. The brush tip is really awesome allowing for a thin line, and holds up. This means that with use my eyeliner hasn’t gotten squished at the top or is now ridiculously bendy, and over all, just crap. It doesn’t have the wear and tear that a felt tip eyeliner can get after just a couple of uses. ($18 for .02oz)

Monday, July 21, 2014

Maybelline Leather Effects Tattoo Eyeshadows

Maybelline just released their new Leather Effects Tattoos, they appear to be a permanent collection; so no need to rush out and buy them all at once! I bought 2 of their 6 shades at Walgreens, Deep Forest and Creamy Beige. This collection is supposed to be a matte alternative to the metals or their normal tattoo eye shadows. I really love the Tattoo eye shadows, Bad to the Bronze is one of the best drug store colors out there, so I was extremely excited that they were launching new colors.

Deep Forest comes off darker then in the pot, and when swatched, it can be a little patchy when putting it on but you can work around it. This would look great as a base under a smokey eye.

Creamy Beige actually has a little glitter/shimmer to it, even though the “Leather effects” are supposed to have a matte finish. It is a very nice medium taupe color with a bit of a sheen. ($6.99 for .14oz)

Above are Deep Forest (Leather Effects) Creamy Biege (LE), Inked in Pink (Metal), Bad to the Bronze (Original), Barely Branded (Original)